Pine wood is used for making carpentry items, such as floors, window frames, furniture and paneling. Pine wood is a type of softwood and there are more than 100 species of pine trees all over the world.
Pine wood is known for its properties in resisting swelling and shrinking. The wood is usually pale yellow or white, and soft. It can be treated through a process called tenalising, which helps to increase its durability. Pine wood is susceptible to damage due to insect borers and fungi, but proper maintenance can help in protecting it. This can be achieved by using chemical preservatives and keeping the wood dry.